Branch Manager

Charlottesville, VA
Oct 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Branch Manager

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: University Bookstore

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 10-23-2017

Posting Summary:
One of the leading independent university bookstores is seeking a self-motivated, enthusiastic, and creative Branch Manager.

The position manages all aspects of the day-to-day operation. Responsibilities include budgeting; buying both non-imprinted and imprinted gift merchandise; maximizing product turn rate while controlling inventory; floor merchandising including the creation of dynamic visual displays; motivating, managing and training staff to provide exceptional customer service; managing vendor relationships and developing and maintaining lasting relationships with University departments.

Occasional weekend work may be required.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills and sound business judgment; an ability to work effectively independently, under time constraints, and under stress; a good grasp of financial and budgetary management, marketing and personnel management; ability to be a self-motivated leader that can handle multiple tasks efficiently and effectively; and ability to create an environment that fosters teamwork and demonstrate a proactive attitude during times of higher and lower volume traffic.

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